Models really take their jobs seriously. The 43-year-old supermodel Naomi Campbell was asked on Australia’s The Morning Show this week about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s headline-making Vogue cover. All we can say about Campbell’s reaction to it isn’t really that pretty.
“I do not want to comment,” the legendary fashion icon said before bursting out into laughter at the question. When asked why she didn’t want to comment, Campbell said, “Because I’m a fashion model and I’ve been working for 28 years, and when you get a Vogue cover, it’s a build in your career. It’s a stepping-stone to achieve that. And I’m a fashion model, what more can I say?”
“So you think that Kim and Kanye haven’t earned the right to be on the cover of Vogue?” one of the talk show hosts asked. “Those are your words,” Campbell, who’s posed for the cover of Vogue multiple times, said politely. “I’m being politically correct. That’s Anna Wintour’s choice to put them on the cover of her magazine, who’s to question it?”
The editor in chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour released a statement last week defending Kimye’s cover. Wintour wrote, “Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?).”
“As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée on Vogue‘s cover,” she added. “He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”